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  1. A couple of details. I don't remember much of New Orleans public transit before the 1970s, but much similar to a decade earlier. It was better than currently in the city, especially in the older parts of town closer to the river. Not unusual for people to commute to work from say the Carrollton neighborhood (around where the map says "Oak Street" towards the center left) to the Central Business District/Canal Street on the border of the French Quarter, less than an hour on NOPSI (New Orleans Public Service Inc. - the company that ran transit, electric, and gas in the city; the latter two partially subsidizing public transit). Left out of the map is the Murrat house, on French Street in the Lakeview section. That was a middle to upper middle class "automobile suburb" at the time; IIRC most use of public transit was "domestic help" (maids) coming in mornings and leaving evenings. The French Street address was just a block and a half off the Canal Boulevard line, making it plausibly accessible by public transport. But buses were rare off the morning and evening peak; I recall 90 min or more waits in that part of town for a bus when I visited that part of town before I had a car. It would also involve transfers; least difficult in '63 would be to take the old Canal Streetcar to the end of the line in Mid-City (at City Park Avenue) then transfer to the Canal Boulevard Bus. Getting to Ochsner not only involves transfer within the system; it is outside of the city limits of New Orleans in Jefferson Parish, involving another transfer to the separate Jefferson Parish transit system. The map shows a route from St. Charles Avenue to River Road in Jefferson near Ochsner. That would be a good route by automobile, but I'm unaware of any public transit route doing that. From Magazine/Marengo area either two bus routes or one bus and one streetcar to get to the intersection of S. Claiborne and S. Carrollton, then another transfer to Jefferson Parish Jeff Highway bus 2 miles to Ochsner. FWIW.
  2. Local coverage of Brouillette's murder & the arrest of the apparent murderer. https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/article_663c9f9f-89bc-5acf-93b4-486ff50c9176.html https://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/12/frenchy_brouillette_murder_arr.html
  3. I read the book shortly after it came out. It seemed to me the memoirs of a mob-tied crook and conman who spent much of the time he was writing about in an alcohol or drug induced haze, but who improbably outlived most of his criminal contemporaries. An example of how he tried to reconstruct his memories: He mentions Louis Armstrong playing piano at the Old Absinthe House. Of course Armstrong played trumpet, not piano. The house pianist for many years of that time was Walter "Fats" Pichon, fairly well known locally. Brouillette as a not-well-educated white from small town Jim-Crow era Louisiana who came to the city may well have found it surprising that a "colored" musician would be given the level of respect to have a sign advertising him by name where he was playing. Louis Armstrong was a colored musician Brouillette had heard of, so apparently he just assumed that's who it must have been. Some incidents are written about as if they're funny, but have sinister aspects. He writes about volunteering to kill and dispose of the body of a woman; he drives her to a shallow bayou within the city and throws her off the bridge, but all that happens is she gets wet and muddy and runs away. The incident is presented as if it's slapstick comedy. Unstated is what happened to the woman later - I'd presume some more professional killer would have been sent out to finish things. Frenchy Brouillette claims Marcello bragged about having had JFK killed. Whether or not such a brag was made, it neither proves nor disproves direct involvement.
  4. Sorry, I don't recall Layton ever mentioning Frenchy, and never talked with Frenchy myself. I saw Frenchy around town, mostly the French Quarter, a couple of times after I became aware of who he was. I read the book shortly after it came out. I'll reply about that on the thread about Brouillette. I haven't heard anything relevant from other musicians. Some older musicians remembered Carlos Marcello mostly as being a generous tipper. Same from some people who encountered him while working as waiters. There's a fair amount of unfortunate nostalgia for him around town.
  5. http://www.snopes.com/history/american/lincoln-kennedy.asp Both assassinations were conspiracies. John Wilkes Booth was an actor who played multiple roles. Lee Harvey Oswald was a role played by multiple actors. Confederate States of America = CSA Central Intelligence Agency = CIA Both acronyms have 3 letters, starting with C and ending with A. Both organizations caused the deaths of many patriotic Americans. James Wilkes Booth was known by three names. So were James Jesus Angleton and David Atlee Phillips. In November 1876, criminals attempted to steal Lincoln's body but were foiled by investigating officers of the law. In November 1963, officers of the law stole Kennedy's body and foiled a criminal investigation. Lincoln assassination co-conspirators were hung in Washington D.C., meeting their end with nooses. Kennedy assassination co-conspirators hung around Washington D.C., nuisances to the end.
  6. Mary Woodward said shots came from the "Grassy Knoll" for 30 years before reversing testimony. "Mary Woodward Turnaround" http://www.manuscriptservice.com/DPQ/woodwo~1.htm
  7. It all hinges on if you accept the Caesar Commission's single nail theory.... Seriously, it seems that finding people on the street severely ignorant of history is as challenging as shooting fish in a barrel.
  8. What, none of them are airing "The Men Who Killed Kennedy"? Or "Rush to Judgement"?!
  9. Some of the multiple previous threads on this topic: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=7998 Wikipedia http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=8861 Wikipedia, Spartacus and the JFK Assassination http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=17123 Wikipedia and Neutrality http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=9640 Wikipedia Co-Founder seeks to start over. http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=5247 Wikipedia/Democratic Underground http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=18475 Wikipedia and Operation Mockingbird http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=8247 Investigating a Wikipedia administrator http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=17487 CTKA gets Wiki to backtrack
  10. You note the backslash (\) as "whack" (typographer slang); the exclamation mark (!) is "bang". Whack OZ Bang Firearm reference?
  11. Re-evaluate, but don't overreact. I suspect some people who've studied the JFK assassination and are well aware of lies issued in the name of the FBI may simply associate FBI = Lies. Like the parable of the boy who cried "Wolf!", a history of false reports can result in a loss of credibility. That said, IMO it's not healthy to assume there's never a wolf nor that there's always a wolf.
  12. WASHINGTON (AP) - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says surveillance video from the Boston Marathon attack shows the suspect putting his backpack down and moving away in time to avoid being injured by the blast of the bomb inside it. Speaking Sunday on NBC, Patrick says the video clearly puts 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-KHAR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) at the scene of the attack. Tsarnaev is in serious condition at a Boston hospital after his capture Friday. Patrick says the video is "pretty clear about his involvement and pretty chilling, frankly." So, Gov Patrick has apparently been shown the video, but it still hasn't been made public.
  13. Guardian: FBI faces questions over previous contact with Boston bombing suspect. Agency admits it interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011 'at request of foreign government' but did not find 'terrorism activity' http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/21/boston-marathon-bombings-fbi-tsarnaev
  14. I keep hearing about the video showing one of the suspects placing the backpack bomb. I've never seen it among the numerous videos broadcast nor online. Has anyone else here?
  15. Summer of '63, he was also remembered applying for work for Katz & Besthoff, aka "K&B", leading locally based drug store & sundries chain at the time. At both the branch at Canal & Dauphine, and the main office on Camp & St. Joseph. The Canal St branch was the chain's camera and photography center.
  16. JFK in New Orleans May 1962. http://photos.nola.com/tpphotos/2011/11/president_john_f_kenney_in_new.html
  17. The first article I saw about this: http://www.examiner....-records-secret was a mostly neutral description of the Archives reversal on release of the materials, other than a short scolding of the Obama administration: "Kurtz' promise to process the secret JFK related documents fulfilled President Obama's expressed desire that his administration be the most open in history. Today's reversal to release these records defeats President Obama's pledge that his has be the most open administration in history." I searched for other articles on the web at the time without success. A couple of days later the more high-profile Salon.com article came out: http://www.salon.com...docs/singleton/ which IMO obscures the issue with "Cuba did it" disinfo and the curious statement "While it is true that JFK assassination is the most declassified event in U.S. history, in some respects NARA has done a poor job of carrying out the letter, spirit and intent of the JFK Act." While I tend to agree with many of the cynical opinions expressed in this thread, I see some potential usefulness in this news story. It clearly shows the government is still hiding things, and give a good opportunity to ask "lone nutters" exactly why details are still classified if the murder of JFK was the result of nothing more than nutty Oswald firing a few rounds with a cheap rifle.
  18. Gore took it without as much as a yelp just like Kerry did. The American public had very little chance when Gore vs Florida went to the Supreme Court. Gore's lawyers did not ask for the right kind of recount. But in the end, American voters and non-voters would wind up accepting the court's narrow decision as their lot. Gore issued this written statement: "As I said on Dec. 13th of last year, we are a nation of laws and the presidential election of 2000 is over," he said. "And of course, right now our country faces a great challenge as we seek to successfully combat terrorism. I fully support President Bush's efforts to achieve that goal." The "War on Terrorism" seemed to immobilize the American public even more. Barry wrote: "If only you would choose to exercise your constitutional rights and start demanding the truth from your government, a break-through may occur." Shortly after he added: "If America is a true Democracy elected officials must serve the people not rule them. But it seems the Military Industrial Complex has won." Unfortunately Federal courts have ruled that those constitutional rights do not extend to the full and complete truth. Most Americans that experienced the shock of President Kennedy's murder and are still alive today lived through the political activism of the sixties. They are astute enough to realize why that movement failed. Five decades of experience will do that to you. No one that I know believes that America is, or was a true Democracy. If the MIC has won, there's not a helluva lot that anyone can do and Americans figured that out a long time ago. Most of them. Much respect to those that are still trying. Not in our lifetime. But remember: The less we push back, the faster it will keep getting worse.
  19. Thanks for the kind words Tom, I have really enjoyed sorting through this LeMay business, the technological advancements of our times [ie Internet, online books] as well as a virtual encyclopedia of JFK literature are allowing some rather unique helps to, insofar as is possible determining the "center" of the JFK assassination. A crime of such a magnitude as it was precluded the possibility of any real definitive confession, other than Ricardo Morales, David Atlee Phillips and those examples are largely in the eye of the beholder. What I mean is that the list of President Kennedy's ersatz enemies, Dulles, LBJ, J Edgar Hoover, Nixon, members of the much scoffed at by the mainstream media 'military industrial complex' who Eisenhower warned the American people about in his farewell address, were all too smart to leave anything behind that smacks of "I ordered JFK's assassination" although one can always hope, [grins]. Instead we have a couple of tapes and some destroyed files ie Nixon's 18 1/2 minute gap, LBJ's 14 1/2 minute gap and J Edgar's personal and confidential files destroyed by longtime secretary Helen Gandy. And so it goes. But just to state the obvious think about the fact that literally anyone who has access to the books I mentioned could arguably, find a passage that identifies "Grandson," although something tells me it won't be quite that easy. One last thing about the Oswald did it crowd's response to something like this, not that I care, but when JFK was assassinated, the really cerebral and connected persons of that time knew Oswald was just the fall guy and they were a pretty small minority, for the most part 48 years later, the same dynamic holds true, I would rather be labeled a conspiracy theorist mocked and scorned than a person that cant handle the truth, and helps perpetuate falsehoods tailor made for a false historical vision of history. And with an eye towards those who are more than somewhat interested in this thread the following may prove of interest http://www.nara.gov/cgi-bin/starfinder/2194/jfksnew.txt Interesting stuff. I'm replying to point out that the NARA link appears to be individual log in specific rather than a permanent URL. Perhaps you could share a title or key words so it could be searched for (&/or copy the text if practical), thanks.
  20. Hi. All I have to say is welcome and thanks for your well written post.

  21. At 2:20 -- an original Warren Report exhibit?! Isn't that Federal property? Isn't that supposed be in the National Archives?
  22. User "windryder" on Flickr has posted some "photos my Parents took of Dealey plaza, Dallas, Texas on Nov. 24 1963, 2 days after the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy." http://www.flickr.com/photos/19968675@N04/
  23. Douglas Horne: "The "CLIFTON" Version of the Air Force One Tapes Yields Important Information" http://insidethearrb.livejournal.com/6483.html
  24. Old man with the bag "tramp" manages to position himself so his face is hidden behind someone else in the majority of the photos, and in the photo where the photographer gets a clear shot of him, he distorts his face in an extreme expression. The other two may have been resigned to being photographed, but it looks like he wasn't.
  25. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/inside_my_teen_affair_with_jfk_FGF4aS7OdoQozP4tyySsmK#ixzz1lX1xaVNY I don't buy it. Even if those were JFK's thoughts and the general outlines of the affair are true, this bit sets off my B.S. meter. I doubt President would confide that sort of thing to someone he was apparently using just for physical sex, without enough emotional intimacy to kiss.
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